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Hurst Spit

Hurst Spit

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Part of the IW Coastal Trail

Scheduled Monument

Hurst Spit is a shingle bank at the end of Christchurch Bay extending 2.5Km into the Solent and is the nearest mainland point to the Isle of Wight.

Home to Hurst Castle built in 1544, it is a scheduled monument whose defences, salt marshes, geology and fine beaches make great learning resources.

Access to Hurst Spit from the Isle of Wight is via a charter boat service from Yarmouth which Education Destination can arrange. Alternatively we can include a visit in your trip to or from the Island.



School Trip Information Sheet for Hurst Spit
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Fun Factor 50%
Educational 75%


Average rating from past clients: 4 out of 5

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Hurst Spit is best suited to older children and adults


Hurst Spit is best suited to older children and adults

Educational Resources for Hurst Spit

The following Hurst Spit educational resources are FREE to use when you book your trip with Education Destination. Some include pre or post-visit classroom work, others are on-site activities. All are accompanied by detailed Teacher Notes and some even have sample lesson plans!

Prepared by our expert team of teachers with local Island knowledge, each resource addresses a specific National Curriculum topic. Click on any image for full details.

Hurst Spit is proud to be part of the Island Classroom

Include Hurst Spit in your next Isle of Wight school trip!

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